The number of comments Ali Edwards has in her most recent post. She is hosting a contest and to enter, people leave a comment with their “favorite tip to getting … Continue Reading 553 + Counting.
Regular readers of this blog might remember how impressed I was with one of my students who artfully mentored her memoir after Cynthia Rylant last month. She’s also been writing … Continue Reading All Chocked-Up
When Ruth and I developed Two Writing Teachers last year, we wanted it to be a place where teachers could be fueled with a passion for teaching, writing, and living. … Continue Reading Are you up for one more challenge?
Between presenting at NEATE and at NCTE, my fall is going to be very full. However, when I received the brochure for the 19th Annual Literacy for All Conference, which … Continue Reading Literacy For All
Jen Barney, of A Teacher’s Life, posted a comment on a post I wrote a couple months ago about summer writing loss. Jen suggested that I give my students a … Continue Reading Summer Literacy Challenge for Kids
Welcome to the first edition of the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of June. You may link your Slices of Life here by clicking on the Mr. … Continue Reading The First SOLSC of June is Here!
I was conferring with one of my students in Writing Workshop yesterday and quickly found, as I researched, my compliment (meaningful line breaks while drafting) and teaching point (using figurative … Continue Reading Teaching Figurative Language with Mentor Poems
It’s time to link your Slice of Life Story to this post by using this Mr. Linky Widget: Invite someone new into the SOLSC Community this week by commenting on … Continue Reading The Last SOLSC of May
I recall clapping out the syllables to words when I was very young. Did it help me as a writer? Probably? I mean, I know where to hyphenate a word … Continue Reading Syllables, Diagramming Sentences, and Other Thoughts
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Here in Indiana, we are wrapping up our school year. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, in ten more happy-wake-ups, school will be out for the summer! Don’t the weeks leading … Continue Reading end of year reflections.
Two months ago Pati, one of the Slice of Life Regulars, left this comment on one of our posts: As I have been working on this “Slice of Life Challenge,” … Continue Reading Blogs & Grammar
Jane, who is a regular with the Slice of Life Story Challenge, suggested that we host “Memoir Mondays” here at Two Writing Teachers. I think it’s a wonderful idea, but … Continue Reading Memories on Mondays???
Let me just say that this week someone is coming to look at our home to see if we will be able to have high speed Internet. Let me also … Continue Reading photos + words finale.
It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means! Time to link your Slice of Life Story to this growing community of writers by using this Mr. Linky Widget: Speaking of … Continue Reading Welcome to the Second SOLSC of May!